Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD)
Ref: CYG11365

  • Location
  • Cygnet Taunton, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BQ
  • Salary
  • £16.40 per hour (£32,920 per annum) Relocation package available
  • Closing date
  • 16/11/2020
  • We are looking for a Registered Learning Disability Nurse / RNLD, with a passion for delivering outstanding care, to join us at our specialist inpatient service located in Taunton.

    This is a full time role, you will be working 38.5 hours per week, at Cygnet Hospital Taunton. Part time hours are available.

    Cygnet Hospital Taunton is a 54 bed CQC rated 'Good' service, for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18. 

    Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others – every day.


    Your Day-to-Day…

    • Produce outstanding written reports based on your nursing assessments and observations
    • Work closely with the management team to develop the service, audit, and improve quality
    • Attend all training and engage in CPD to further knowledge and promote nursing
    • Under NMC guidelines, ensure that individual care plans are complete & maintained collectively with residents, relatives and other healthcare professionals
    • Administer prescribed medicines with Healthcare procedure and Healthcare Commission guidelines


    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    • Free meals on duty
    • Free parking
    • Relocation package
    • RCNi membership
    • Bespoke career pathways
    • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
    • Plus many more


    You will have…


    • Experience as a Registered Learning Disability / RNLD with a current Pin Number
    • The ability to maintain documentation, undertake audits and demonstrate integrity in your role
    • A good understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and latest nursing practices
    • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage and reduce risk
    • Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empower and support service user independence


    • The ability to deputise in a clinical lead role
    • An interest in leadership, research and assessmen
    • Experience within a learning disability or mental health setting.


    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for 30 years.

    Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. It is situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland. The service comprises of the following wards;

    • Sycamore Ward - Acute inpatient mental health service for men
    • Peacocks Ward - Acute inpatient mental health service for men
    • Mulberry Ward - Acute admissions / intensive support for older men
    • Swift Ward - Acute admissions / intensive support for older women
    • Redwood Ward - High Dependency Complex Care service for men with learning disabilities

    The hospital is situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland, within acres of peaceful fields. This quiet and tranquil environment offers great benefit to our service users who are able to walk in the expansive hospital grounds and take in the countryside scenery. Taunton town centre offers contrast to the quieter country life with market places, shopping malls and many other entertainment areas such as restaurants, theatres and cinemas.

    Cygnet Taunton has a CQC overall rating "Good" 


    What next?

    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply, or please email your CV to


  • Job Description
  • 2018_Staff_Nurse_Job_Specification.pdf

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